Art of the Egyptian Revolution

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): N/A Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypts-protests-art-of-the-revolution/ Protests in Egypt started in earnest on September 20 this year, invoking images of similar protests that dominated Tahrir Square in the spring of 2011. The recent protests lasted until mid-October and were sparked by perceptions of widespread...

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When the Procedural is Political

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Nathan J. Brown Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80301 In Egypt today there is little room for politics on issues in which the regime has staked out clear positions or that are deemed to be connected to security. But there is still room for vigorous debate over matters that might seem mundane, but are still consequential for Egyptians,

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In wake of government crackdown, Egypt lobbies for support ahead of major UN human rights review

Source: Madamasr Author(s):  Asmahan Soliman and Mostafa Mohie Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/11/11/feature/politics/in-wake-of-government-crackdown-egypt-lobbies-for-support-ahead-of-major-un-human-rights-review/ Egypt is “fully prepared” to face all the accusations it expects will be brought against it at the Universal Periodic Review session scheduled to be held at the United...

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Miserable Egypt in the Int’l Happiness Report

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s):  Dr. Hala Ahmed Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/miserable-egypt-in-the-intl-happiness-report/ The International Day of Happiness is celebrated worldwide every 20 March, accompanied by a series of reports and statistics that show the rate of happiness in each country, and ranking countries according to these rates. In July 2011, the UN...

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Dividing the Nile

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Andrew Miller Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80283 One of the tragedies of the U.S.-Egyptian relationship is that American policymakers often can do little to protect U.S. interests without the active cooperation of Egyptian policymakers, who tend to be anything but cooperative. The dispute between Egypt, Ethiopia, and other Nile riparian countries...

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Sochi summit highlights growing Russia-Egypt ties

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Samuel Ramani Original Link:  https://www.mei.edu/publications/sochi-summit-highlights-growing-russia-egypt-ties On Oct. 23-24, Russian President Vladimir Putin co-chaired the Russia-Africa Economic Forum in Sochi with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. At the conclusion of the summit, which brought 43 African heads of state to the Black Sea...

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Egypt: Manifestations of Transport Ministry Militarization

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amgad Hamdi Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-manifestations-of-transport-ministry-militarization/ The Cairo Station fire incident on February 27, 2019 – when a train crash caused huge blaze after fuel tank exploded, triggering resignation of former Transport Minister Hisham Arafat and appointment of Kamel Al-Wazir, the former head...

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Obstacles to Renewing Religious Discourse in Egypt: Reasons and Results

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/obstacles-to-renewing-religious-discourse-in-egypt-reasons-and-results/ In recent years, the Egyptian regime has promoted a new “vision” of Islam, both locally and internationally, to combat terrorism and religious extremism. President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi not only...

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Russia in the Middle East: Jack of All Trades, Master of None

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Eugene Rumer Original Link:  https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/10/31/russia-in-middle-east-jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none-pub-80233 The 2015 Russian military intervention in Syria was a pivotal moment for Moscow’s Middle East policy. Largely absent from the Middle East for the better part of the previous two decades, Russia intervened to save Bashar...

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Egypt’s Challenge of Stateness After the Arab Spring

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Khader Sawaed Original Link:  https://www.inss.org.il/publication/egypts-challenge-of-stateness-after-the-arab-spring/?offset=0&posts=undefined&outher=undefined&from_date=undefined&to_date=undefined The revolution of January 25, 2011 in Egypt, which constituted one of the many upheavals of the Arab Spring, resulted...

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NATO countries should help Egypt mitigate security challenge near Libyan border

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Amal Kandeel Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/nato-countries-should-help-egypt-mitigate-security-challenge-near-libyan-border/ Egypt is facing multiple security challenges for which a military solution is deficient. A complex interplay between internal and external challenges, as well as human and security challenges, is...

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Egypt: GERD and the Predicament of Int’l Mediator

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Al-Mahmoub Abu-Ali Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-gerd-and-the-predicament-of-intl-mediator/ The Egyptian presidency said in a statement on its Facebook page on October 5, after failure of Khartoum negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), that it was looking forward to an active role by the United States in...

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